Shorwell, Isle Of Wight £1,750,000
At the end of its own driveway, with a beech and lime tree lined avenue in an idyllic rural location Kingston Manor is set in grounds extending to approximately 15 acres with stone outbuildings, paddocks and small lake with an island. This impressive manor house, mentioned in ‘Manor Houses of The Isle of Wight’ retains the 13th century form with alterations carried out in the 17th century and the addition of the rear entrance porch with bathroom above added in the 18th century. This elevation was originally the front of the property but now forms the large private courtyard area to the rear formed with the large detached barn and attractive stone walling. The accommodation is currently arranged as a 6 bedroom home but could easily go back to the previous 8 bedroom layout if required. The generous reception rooms boast many period features with The Great Hall forming the heart of the house with its large fireplace and flagstone flooring with the Snug featuring an elaborately carved mantle dating back to 1685.
The manor is set in one of the most beautiful parts of the Island within lovely rolling countryside and enjoying stunning views. The sandy coves of Compton Bay and Freshwater Bay are a short drive away, popular for kayaking, swimming and surfing. A great spot to explore the island’s network of footpaths. The county town of Newport is within 15 minutes drive and the Victorian resort of Ventnor with pubs, restaurants, beach and local shops is approximately 20 minutes away. Good communications to the mainland at Yarmouth, Cowes, Fishbourne and Ryde.
GROUND FLOOR An open stone porch with flagstone flooring and character oak door to:
ENTRANCE HALLWAY A lovely welcoming entrance with flagstone flooring and part wood panelled walls. Sword cupboard. Door to conservatory. Double doors lead to:
THE GREAT HALL An impressive spacious room which forms the heart of the house with a large open fireplace dating back to the 17th century with stone surround. Flagstone flooring and oak
Panelling to the lower walls. This room was originally the kitchen and the bread oven is now utilised as a drinks cupboard with ornately carved Jacobean door. Stone mullion windows
Overlooking the rear gardens. Oak staircase to first floor. Door to:
INNER HALL Flagstone flooring. Part wood panelled walls. Stonemullion window to front. Door to snug.
REAR PORCH A Victorian addition to the building with Victorian terracotta tiles. Substantial, solid wooden door to rear garden. Windows to both sides.
DRAWING ROOM A generous room with stone mullion windows overlooking the water garden and carp pond with built-i
n window seats. Wooden flooring. Victorian radiators. Dark wood carved fire surround to a white stone fireplace. Picture rail.
THE SNUG With ornately carved wood 17th century fire surround depicting Roundheads and Cavaliers with stone fireplace. Built in cupboards either side of chimney. Shelving to one wall for books etc. Two windows overlooking the front gardens. Part wood panelled walls.
CONSERVATORY With flagstone flooring. Windows overlooking the garden and door to Victorian brick terrace. Victorian radiator,built in cupboard. Door to boiler room housing oil fired Worcester boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. Window.
DINING ROOM Wooden parquet flooring. Windows to front. Door to:
REAR HALL Built in cupboard with shelving. Door to:
A large room with tiled floor and walls. Openshower with glazed panel and shower head with riser. High flush wc and hand basin. Obscured window to rear. Two roof windows.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Fitted with a bespoke oak kitchen comprising wall and base units with drawer units and cupboard with oak worksurfaces over. Integrated dishwasher. Corian 1 ¼ bowl inset sink and surround with mixer tap. Large cream LPG fired Aga to chimney breast with timber beam over. Aga fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Windows overlooking the front lawns. Recessed spotlights to ceiling.
PANTRY With tiled floor. Corian worksurfaces with inset sink and mixer tap and pull out spray tap. Built in cupboards. Space for American style fridge. Roof light. Door to brick terrace to rear.
STUDY With servants staircase to first floor. Tiled floor. Woodburner fitted to a corner fireplace. Window overlooking front lawns. Radiator.
UTILITY ROOM Space for tumble dryer and plumbing for washing machine. Butler sink. Built in cupboards with varnished oak work surfaces. Window overlooking rear garden. Door to rear garden.
BOOT ROOM Built in cupboard housing LPG boiler. Window to side. Tiled floor. Door to:
HOBBIES ROOM/WORKSHOP With painted stone walls and vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor. Windows and door to courtyard.
LANDING With doors off to bedrooms. Window overlooking the front with window seat. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion. Double doors to stairs leading to:
LOFT A huge area with velux windows to front. Completely boarded with wooden flooring. Window at gable end with window seat overlooking water garden and carp pond. Water tanks and TV aerial. A great storage area.
MASTER BEDROOM A huge room with window to rear and two windows to the side overlooking the water gardens and carp pond to countryside beyond. Built in window seat. Decorative fireplace. 2 Victorian style radiators.
DRESSING ROOM Previously a bedroom but now fitted with built in wardrobes and drawer units etc to create a dressing room to the master bedroom. Stone mullion window.
SHOWER ROOM A good size room with large glazed double shower, double vanity unit with twin basins, mirror over and storage under. Wc and bidet. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Recessed spotlights to ceiling.
BATHROOM Claw foot victorian style freestanding bath with mixer tap incorporating shower over. WC and basin. Heated towel rail and tiled floor. Stone mullion window to rear.
BEDROOM 2 A lovely light double room with stone mullion windows overlooking the rear gardens. Built in wardrobes. Door to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising panel bath with mixer tap, pedestal basin and low level wc. Tiled floor. Part tiled walls.
BEDROOM 3 Window overlooking the rear garden. Fitted sink. Built in cupboard.
A generous size room with window overlooking the rear garden. Wooden floor. Door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM A fully tiled room with window to rear. ‘P’ shaped bath with shower over, sink fitted to a vanity unit
With storage under and mirror with lights over. WC to a fitted unit concealing the cistern. Heated towel rail. Recessed spotlights to ceiling.
BEDROOM 5 Window to rear. Built in cupboard. Sink fitted to vanity unit. Part glazed door to rear stairs with sliding door to storage. Loft access.
LARGE SECOND LANDING/BEDROOM 7 The wall creating Bedroom 7 has been taken down to make space for the lift, which will be removed. Built in cupboards. Window overlooking the rear gardens.
BATHROOM A fully tiled room with window to rear. Modern style freestanding bath with mixer tap, tiled and glazed shower cubicle. Counter top basin with monobloc tap. Built in storage under. Low level wc. Tiled floor.
BEDROOM 6 A good size bedroom with window to side. Large built in cupboard. Loft access.
HEATING There are two boilers to provide heat for the property, an oil fired Worcester boiler in the boiler room and an LPG boiler situated in the boot room. The wood burner also supplements the hot water
and heating through twin coil cylinder. The LPG Aga is for cooking only.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
A picturesque approach to the Manor along a private driveway with tree lined avenue planted
with an abundance of spring bulbs and culminating in a turning and parking area to the front of the Manor House bordered by stone walling and lawns. The principle gardens lie to the west
and south of the house with a stunning water garden and carp pond with stone bridge to the west with a large lawn area to the side with wrought iron pergola with thatch roof providing a
shady spot. A rose pergola along the brick wall and a large lawned courtyard to the south formed by the large stone barn and stone walling with brick terraces ideal for al fresco dining
and entertaining and timber decked terrace ideal for a hot tub. Flagstone pathways and terrace. The grounds including the house extend to approximately 15 acres.
STONE BUILT DETACHED GARAGE 15m x 4.5m (50′ x 14’6) External measurements of approx. with workshop/store to the rear. New electric opening garage door. This was formerly the forge. Lean to log store.
STABLES A modern range of timber stables comprising one loose box measuring approx. 11’9 x 27′ (that sub divides into two regular stables), a tack room of 20′ x 8’6, a feed store and further stable. There is a concrete apron and is served by power, lighting and water.
GREENHOUSE Approx 12m x 2.5m (40′ x 8’8) Part brick and part glazed traditional design. Beyond the water garden is an orchard and an enclosed area with vegetable garden and raised beds. Small paddock with field shelter. Brick paved pathways lead to different areas of the garden. In all approximately 8 acres comprise 6 post and rail paddocks, one of which includes a small lake with an island. A range of chicken houses and livestock pens. A further enclosed area with more brick and wooden raised vegetable beds.
LARGE STONE BARN 16m x 7m (52.5′ x 23′) Glazed vestibule entrance, tiled floor, vaulted ceiling. Light and power. Currently used as a games room but with potential for further development. Matching glazed door and panels to rear leading to a machinery store and further outbuildings. Adjacent is further barn area 26.3 m x 7m (86′ x 23′) used for storage and tractor store. Stairs to a mezzanine level. Double doors to rear and side. Further stone barn with original stabling. A separate access road leads to area with open barn with animal enclosure and to the side of the plot and to fields beyond not belonging to this property.
COUNCIL TAX Band G
SERVICES Delivered LPG and oil. Mains electric, water and private drainage.